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Dive company expands horizons

Monday October 05, 2015

Pacific Divers are gearing up for diving expeditions in the outer islands to promote the unique ocean environments of the Cook Islands.

Inspection consistency is the aim

Monday October 05, 2015

The new warrant of fitness reform has been given another boost by the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute, who provided a refresher course for the certified WOF mechanics.

Aitutaki’s cats will be purring

Monday October 05, 2015

The cats of Aitutaki will be getting some well-deserved attention next week with a special visit from Esther Honey volunteers.

Tighter smoking rules ahead

Wednesday September 30, 2015

More smoke-free premises and restrictions on tobacco sales are on the cards for the Cook Islands, with one bar taking its own action to introduce tighter smoking rules.

No helmet, no licence test

Tuesday September 29, 2015

Numerous crashes and injuries sustained by novice motorcycle riders while doing their licence tests have prompted police to enforce a new helmet rule.

Tourism sweetheart farewells Raro

Tuesday September 29, 2015

Cook Islands Tourism said goodbye to one of their bubbliest and brightest stars this week, but Louisa Bonanno says her time in Rarotonga will never be over.

Sarah Wilson recalls the time back in 1995 when a group of Rarotonga residents became involved in a huge protest campaign against nuclear testing on the French Polynesian island of Mururoa. The local protest effort was aided by the Cook Islands government, which arranged for the voyaging canoe Te Au O Tonga to join the protest flotilla.

Preparations begin for pageant

Monday September 28, 2015

Preparations are well under way for the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant, to be held in the Cook Islands in December.  

Pageant battle reaches court

Monday September 28, 2015

Behind the scenes of the crowning of a new Miss Cook Islands, a storm has been brewing over the legal validity of her title, and the two separate Miss Cook Islands committees.

A life saving donation made

Monday September 28, 2015

Children in the Outer Islands will be able to safely learn about voyaging and the environment thanks to new equipment from the New Zealand High Commission.

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